"I was hopeful of getting the scholarship. I really worked hard. During the exams I got up at 04.00 am and studied until midnight. I tried to do my best for my academic performance. I am the second girl in my class. I did very well at last year's final exam with a GPA 5. My mother played a key role in my success. She really took care of me. She ensures that I am doing everything on time".
Sujon Chandra Sen, (15)adolescent boy who lives in Bepari para of Kurigram town. His family is financially dependent on Sujon's and his father's income. That is why Sujon had to quit school at grade VIII and start working at a grocery store to earn money and support his family.
"Child budget will be similar to Gender Budget that we are presently producing. I congratulate Save the Children and CSID for developing a framework to it. To develop a child budget, we need support from those organizations working with child budget: Finance Minister Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith MP, Honorable Finance Minister said separate child budget will be prepared next year.”
Hasi, 22, once had a normal family life. It all changed drastically when her husband left her and their five year old son. With no income and nowhere to turn to, Hasi found no other alternative than to become a sex worker to support herself and her child.
Ismat Ara works with a critical gap management of essential health services. She is one of 14 paramedics deployed by USAID supported MaMoni Health Strengthening Project in strategically located areas in Lakshmipur District in a southeastern part of Bangladesh.